Goldenhand (Compact Disc)
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The long-awaited fifth installment in Garth Nix sNew York Timesbestselling Old Kingdom series, for readers who enjoy series by Rae Carson, Kristin Cashore, Scott Westerfeld, and Cassandra Clare.
Goldenhandtakes place six months after the events ofAbhorsenand follows the novellaNicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case, which is featured inAcross the Wall.
Lirael lost one of her hands in the binding of Orannis, but now she has a new hand, one of gilded steel and Charter Magic. On a dangerous journey, Lirael returns to her childhood home, the Clayr's Glacier, where she was once a Second Assistant Librarian. There, a young woman from the distant North brings her a message from her long-dead mother, Arielle. It is a warning about the Witch with No Face. But who is the Witch, and what is she planning? Lirael must use her new powers to save the Old Kingdom from this great danger and it must be forestalled not only in the living world but also in the cold, remorseless river of Death.
About the Author
Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. A full-time writer since 2001, he has worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve. Garth's books include the award-winning fantasy novelsSabriel, Lirael, andAbhorsen;Clariel, a prequel in the Abhorsen series; the cult favorite teen science fiction novelShade's Children; and his critically acclaimed collection of short stories, To Hold the Bridge. His fantasy novels for younger readers includeThe Ragwitch, the six books of the Seventh Tower sequence, the Keys to the Kingdom series, andA Confusion of Princes. His books have appeared on the bestseller lists of theNew York Times, Publishers Weekly, theGuardian, and theAustralian, and his work has been translated in forty languages. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and two children."